The world is facing some huge problems. There’s a lot of talk about how to solve them.

But talk doesn’t reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing. This film is the story about a group of doers, the elegantly simple inventions they have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project.

“There’s a lot of talk, but talk doesn’t reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing” Manoj Bhargava

Manoj Bhargava (born 1953) is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder and CEO of 5-hour Energy, the company which markets the energy shot. He was born in Lucknow, India, and moved to the United States in 1967 at the age of 14.Crain’s Detroit Business awarded Bhargava its “Newsmaker of the Year 2011”.and he was named Ernst & Young‘s Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012. In 2012 Forbes reported his net worth to be around $4 billion, possibly making him the wealthiest Indian in America.

Key Lessons

  • A great invention is something that helps the poorer half of the world
  • An expert is someone who knew “what was”
  • We don’t rely on experts for the future, we want people to believe in what will be
  • People who can connect the dots forward, not just backwards
  • Find people who would work with you even if they weren’t getting paid
  • If it doesn’t make a big difference, find something else to do
  • We are here to make a differ
  • If it doesn’t make us money, but makes a big difference, we will still do it
  • Be fast to failure, then decide whether it is worthwhile
  • Focus on things that are incredibly useful, not just cool
  • My job is to make complex simple
  • Consultants make simple complex
  • When a scientist says it can’t be done, its validation that it can be.
  • Energy and water are the key elements to health or livelihood
  • Most of the world lives on no electricity, or 2-3 hours per day
  • “free electric” our best invention, so simple, but will effect more people than ever.
  • Electricity is the greatest enabler there is

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